The Astroscan was a wide-field 4⅛” clear-inch (mm) diameter reflecting telescope, originally Edmund Wide-Field Telescope manual, published September , Edmund Scientific Company, Barrington NJ, CLOUDY NIGHTS FORUM. • Main Street, Tonawanda, NY # Astroscan ® Millennium Tabletop Telescope. Astroscan ® Millennium User’s Guide. Our new Astroscan® Millennium telescope is the best overall telescope for any The fully illustrated user’s manual is written especially with you, the beginner.

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ScientificsOnline decided to not produce a new mold. Using a Moon filter helps to dim the glare – these and other filters simply thread underneath the bottom of the telescope eyepiece. And in this view the sun is already way out of round.

Consult a telescope expert to learn more about additional collimation mxnual. This is not an unbreakable rule, since many galaxies are bright enough for high magnification, but works as a decent ruleof-thumb.

Other issues were a problem. Even worse, the patent on the design was due to run out in and a slew of imitators came in. With your telescope, you ll be able to see a salmon colored disk marked with dark patches and possible a whitish polar ice cap. The problem was mostly aesthetics: August 3, at 5: The solar filter on the refractor just cuts down the intensity of the light, it does nothing to reorient the image, so the image at the eyepiece is right side up but, because of the degree mirror, flipped left-to-right.

Buying a scope for the first time can be daunting. So I unscrewed both ends of the finder and dumped out all the plastic optics, turning it into a hollow sight tube. But try to get one still made in the USA. Retighten the 2 screws. Deep-sky objects, however, typically look best at medium and low magnifications. In The Beginning In the Astrroscan Scientific company started developing a mznual that would be its flagship model.


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Took it everywhere that hanging strap was handy. That is all we know at this point. Remove organic materials e. Telescope Types by Keith Beadman. Normally a technician would use a collimation eyepiece for best results, but this procedure is fast and effective without a collimation eyepiece.

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If you like ten-dollar words, you can call this a “ball type cast aluminium altazimuth mount”. One of the students had never seen Saturn before with his own eyes.

The Spirit of the Astroscan is not gone forever, either, Astronomer Norm Sperling, who actually worked on the original Astroscan design ran a Kickstarter Program to develop an Astroscan inspired telescope. Astroacan a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here If you look closely enough, you can see the Cassini division – a thin, dark gap in the rings.

It was designed by Norman Sperling and Mike Simmons to be used as an introductory telescope. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Gently tighten the locking screws. Do not over tighten; they should only be snug enough to hold the eyepiece tray. I had already aligned the sight tube with the telescope, so all I had to do was rotate the sun shield a bit to make sure the second, smaller hole lined up with the sight tube. Only full aperture solar filters will completely cover the opening of the optical tube and provide proper eye protection.


Rather than using a more traditional equatorial or altazimuth mount the Astroscan features a spherical housing around the primary reflector which sits in a cast aluminum cradle.

Of course, in this case the scale was much smaller.

Portable Whether you’re going camping or headed into the backyard, you’ll find that the carrying handle is well positioned and allows for transportation with just one hand. Primary Mirror Design Parabolic.

Remote Outboard Steering System. It asrtoscan also designed with an optical window so that dust and other debris entering the tube would be minimized. Our latest telescope design was created the three aspects in mind; portability, power, and ease-of-use. Color filters and light pollution filters thread onto the eyepieces and are also pretty universal.

The Astroscan did well as telescopes sales go. The best time for lunar viewing is during its partial phases, when shadows fall on the craters and canyon walls to give them definition. Being a rich field telescope with only 1 eyepiece included it had what seemed like an anemic 16x magnification.

Azimuth Maual 2 1. There were other issues: Eyepiece Set Screws M. You will need a good steady atmosphere to achieve a worthwhile view of Saturn. By continuing to use the site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy to improve your experience. Blot optical components gently and allow telescope to air-dry.

Deep-sky objects often fall from view at higher magnifications, since the image becomes dimmer. Dress in layers, lots of layers for most locations.